Members of the Divine Nine
By Barbara Thomas
Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated partnered with member chapters of the Divine Nine and other organizations that included Kappa Kappa Omega, Upsilon Xi Omega, Zeta Rho Omega and Sigma Chi Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Pompano Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Delta Eta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; Pompano Beach Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated; Broward County Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council; Charmettes Incorporated of Broward County; Alexis Harris State Farm Insurance; Dr. Rosalind Osgood Ministries International and the City of Fort Lauderdale to hold a political forum at the Kathleen C. Wright Community Center, Joseph Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 25, 2014
Nearly 100 community participants braved inclement whether to attend this forum with many of the candidates or representatives in attendance. The purpose of this event was to inform, educate and prepare voters to make the wisest decisions for the November 4th Election.
Invited panelists included candidates or representatives from the United States House of Representatives, for Governor of Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General of the State of Florida, Chief Financial Officer, State Representatives, County Commission and Judges (Group 27) and (Group 16).
Marlon Hill, Esq. weekly roundtable guest with Michael Putney of WPLG-Channel 10 Local News and guest opinion writer for the Herald served as moderator.
Donna Meyers of the League of Women Voters provided the audience with the language, pros and cons as well as the supporters and adversaries of the Amendments on the Nov. 4 Ballot. Dr. Rosalind Osgood, District Five School Board Member, provided a well-documented presentation on the $800 million school board bond referendum on the ballot as well.
Participants left the forum
armed and prepared to make informed decisions for the election. A reception immediately followed the event. For success, PSA announcements were made on Hot 105.1 and 99 JAMZ and printed in the Westside Gazette Newspaper.